Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving and a Quiet House

These little guys are not at home right now - I met my parents in Birmingham yesterday and dropped them off, to spend a day and a half with them while I work. I am a little sad - I do miss them, but I CAN'T WAIT to get home today and have 8 hours straight of doing whatever I want - I can clean my house and it won't look like a tornado has come through 30 minutes later!!! It will be short-lived b/c the house will be full of energy and excitement as they return Wednesday afternoon and then my sister and her husband and 2 children arrive Wed night and then 8 more adults come for the day Thrusday! I'm really looking forward to it all and I really do love keeping house (as long as it's not at the expense of my children) and I can guarantee that they are not missing me a bit - I called last night to check in and Emma Claire got on the phone, said "Hey Mommy", told me what she was doing and quickly said "gotta go!" WOW it feels good to be missed so. All kidding aside, I'm glad I have children who adjust well, to whatever circumstances they're in, and even more grateful for wonderful parents who love my children as much as I do.
They started off the visit with Thanksgiving dinner at my parents church - FBC in Trussville. I think my parents got in the far corner by themselves, so as not to disturb EVERYONE else. The children did okay - when Wilson was finally let out of his seat, he was MR. SOCIAL bug as usual, going around greeting everyone, giving big hugs - he truly melts my heart (and can make me madder than ever all at the same time=). Henderson ate the best of all of them (so they say) nothing like sweet potato casserole and mashed potatoes for a 6month old! Emma Claire discovered cranberry sauce - apparently she ate EVERYONE'S!!!! My parents are very brave - but I know they had fun!
I'm going to call after while and find out what the Elves have been up to overnight!!!!!

Our weekend ended with a sweet little birthday party for a dear friend of ours - she turns 1 today!!!! Happy Birthday! It was an intimate gathering of close friends and family and we were so honored to be a part of it - the children had a great time and the parents and grandparents had even more fun!



What a fun cupcake pinata - you pull strings instead of hitting it - the big kids had a blast getting all their loot in their goodie bags!



On Friday, the children's Dayschool had their Thanksgiving Feast and Emma Claire's class performed 4 or 5 songs. Emma Claire loved every minute of it - she is truly a performed - we could hear her over all the other children - she always tries REALLY hard - such a good, sweet child!



Wilson and Henderson enjoyed the time too - especially Wilson, who enjoyed running around the gym and climbing up to other peoples' tables to visit and see what they had to eat!









2 comments:

aedozier said...

What I would give for 8 hours to clean! I have to know where those pantilooms that EC has on came from. I've asked you before, but never checked back for your answer. Can you email me? dozieae@auburn.edu Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sarah said...

Your family is so cute! Blogs have let me catch up with tons of people too. Hope ya'll have a great Turkey Day. Keep posting, great to hear from you. Sarah

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